Israeli occupation continues Wednesday, 19 October 2022 to tighten its grip on the occupied West Bank of Nablus for the ninth consecutive day.
Local sources reported that Israeli occupation closed the Hawara military checkpoint south of Nablus this morning in front of Palestinians and continued to shut the Deir Sharaf military checkpoint in the west with concrete blocks, leaving hundreds stranded inside and outside the besieged city.
Since the morning hours, military checkpoints surrounding east and north of Nablus witnessed a stifling traffic crisis as Israeli occupation forces inspected and checked the identities of Palestinian citizens who pass through these checkpoints.
More than 250,000 Palestinians are trapped in Nablus city under forced lockdown after closing all military checkpoints around them by Israeli occupation forces.
Israeli occupation forces continue raiding Palestininsn homes in the old city of Nablus, detaining Palestinian youths after assaulting them, and attacking others with tear gas bombs and rubber bullets.
Israeli occupation forces constantly break into Palestinian homes, terrorizing families, stopping Palestinian people in the streets, and checking their identities, while forcing shops to shut.
The closure on Nablus arrives amidst a constant escalation in the occupied West Bank in which Israeli forces killed more than 100 Palestinians since the beginning of the year, according to the Palestinian health ministry.